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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal against New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) during the second period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stamkos scores twice, Lightning beat Rangers 2-1 in Game 6

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning’s bid for a three-peat is…

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal against New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) during the second period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
B.C. Lions' James Butler, left, gets away from a tackle by Edmonton Elks' Trey Hoskins and runs the ball in for his first touchdown during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rourke shines as B.C. Lions dismantle Edmonton Elks 59-15 in season opener

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions opened their Canadian Football League season in…

B.C. Lions' James Butler, left, gets away from a tackle by Edmonton Elks' Trey Hoskins and runs the ball in for his first touchdown during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Linn Grant of Sweden plays from the first tee during the final round of the Scandinavian Mixed at Halmstad Golf Club, Sweden, Sunday June 12, 2022. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)

Grant becomes 1st female golfer to win on European tour

A female player has won an event on the European tour for…

Linn Grant of Sweden plays from the first tee during the final round of the Scandinavian Mixed at Halmstad Golf Club, Sweden, Sunday June 12, 2022. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)
PBR Canada’s Elite Cup Series took place in Red Deer Saturday night at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
PBR Canada’s Elite Cup Series took place in Red Deer Saturday night at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
15-year-old Abbi Bahler takes part in the 69th annual Red Deer Catalina Swim Club Freeze or Fry on Saturday. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
15-year-old Abbi Bahler takes part in the 69th annual Red Deer Catalina Swim Club Freeze or Fry on Saturday. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime prepares to serve against Spain's Rafael Nadal during their fourth round match at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, May 29, 2022. Auger-Aliassime is out of the Libema Open grass-court tennis tournament after being upset in the semifinals by  Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thibault Camus

Auger-Aliassime suffers shock defeat to world No. 205 in Libema Open semifinals

’S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands — Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime is out of the Libema Open…

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime prepares to serve against Spain's Rafael Nadal during their fourth round match at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, May 29, 2022. Auger-Aliassime is out of the Libema Open grass-court tennis tournament after being upset in the semifinals by  Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thibault Camus
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) puts up a shot against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the second quarter of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Tatum’s Time: Celtics’ star vows to bounce back in Finals

BOSTON — Jayson Tatum knows he has taken his game to a…

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) puts up a shot against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the second quarter of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Former Red Deer Rebels play-by-play announcer Cam Moon (right) began commentating for Edmonton Oilers games during the 2020-2021 NHL season. (Advocate file photo)
Former Red Deer Rebels play-by-play announcer Cam Moon (right) began commentating for Edmonton Oilers games during the 2020-2021 NHL season. (Advocate file photo)
Kaden Zarowny gets chased into the outfield by his teammates after a walkoff win against the Lethbridge Bulls. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Zarowny Gulls walkoff hero

The new Gull just joined the team Wednesday

Kaden Zarowny gets chased into the outfield by his teammates after a walkoff win against the Lethbridge Bulls. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Golf and Country Club are celebrating their 100th Anniversary. (Red Deer Golf and Country Club/ Facebook)
The Red Deer Golf and Country Club are celebrating their 100th Anniversary. (Red Deer Golf and Country Club/ Facebook)
The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League. Advocate File Photo)
The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League. Advocate File Photo)
Bryson DeChambeau hits from the 18th tee during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament Friday, June 3, 2022, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

DeChambeau joins Saudi golf series; Schwartzel leads in UK

Rob Harris, The Associated Press ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — Former U.S.…

Bryson DeChambeau hits from the 18th tee during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament Friday, June 3, 2022, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Wetaskiwin Warriors junior and senior girls team pose with the senior girls’ Midget Girls Tier 1 Division Championship trophy. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Wetaskiwin Warriors girls football teams finish season on a high note

The Wetaskiwin Warriors girls football teams have wrapped up their first post-pandemic…

Wetaskiwin Warriors junior and senior girls team pose with the senior girls’ Midget Girls Tier 1 Division Championship trophy. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions look to capitalize on continuity heading into 2022 campaign

Nathan Rourke steps in at QB after Michael Reilly retired in January after 11 CFL seasons

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Blaise Elliott, left, Paige Roslinsky, middle, and Nolan Barager, right, were named Hunting High School’s athletes of the year Thursday night. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Blaise Elliott, left, Paige Roslinsky, middle, and Nolan Barager, right, were named Hunting High School’s athletes of the year Thursday night. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s Jeremiah Lauzon set a Great Northwest Athletic Conference Division II indoor track record in the 200m race at an event in Boston. It was just the second NCAA Division II race for the freshman from Red Deer. (Photo courtesy of Simon Fraser University Athletics)
Red Deer’s Jeremiah Lauzon set a Great Northwest Athletic Conference Division II indoor track record in the 200m race at an event in Boston. It was just the second NCAA Division II race for the freshman from Red Deer. (Photo courtesy of Simon Fraser University Athletics)
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Borchers fit in nicely with Red Deer Riggers

Grayson Borchers joined the Red Deer Riggers at the perfect time. Riggers…

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Red Deer Rebels fifth overall selection in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft Ollie Josephson dressed for his first career WHL game on Wednesday night at the Centrium as the Rebels battled the Swift Current Broncos. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Red Deer Rebels fifth overall selection in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft Ollie Josephson dressed for his first career WHL game on Wednesday night at the Centrium as the Rebels battled the Swift Current Broncos. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Phil Mickelson of the United States stands on the tee before starting the first round of the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational at the Centurion Club in St. Albans, England, Thursday, June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

PGA Tour says Saudi-paid players no longer eligible for tour

Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and other PGA Tour members who teed off…

Phil Mickelson of the United States stands on the tee before starting the first round of the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational at the Centurion Club in St. Albans, England, Thursday, June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Maddy DeZutter, left, and Kage Hansen, right, were named the female and male athletes of the year during Lindsay Thurber’s Athletics Banquet on Wednesday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Lindsay Thurber Raiders hand out athletic awards

Maddy DeZutter and Kage Hansen named Female and Male Athletes of the Year

Maddy DeZutter, left, and Kage Hansen, right, were named the female and male athletes of the year during Lindsay Thurber’s Athletics Banquet on Wednesday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)